There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to Haarlem by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 802 / ...

$18 - $30

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Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Haarlem

$34 - $58

Bus, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Gent, Zuid(Centrum) to Middelburg, Station 50
  2. Take the train from Middelburg to Haarlem Intercity

$28 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Haarlem 140.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$78 - $264

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Haarlem. However, there are services departing from Gent-Dampoort and arriving at Haarlem via Antwerpen-Centraal and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Haarlem is 161 km. The road distance is 224.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Haarlem without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Ghent to Haarlem, including transfers.

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Ghent to Haarlem train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gent-Dampoort station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Haarlem is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Ghent to Haarlem train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Haarlem station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Haarlem is 225 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Ghent to Haarlem.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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  • Distance: 100.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Haarlem, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Haarlem 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ghent to Haarlem via Antwerpen-Centraal and Rotterdam Centraal in around 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Middelburg to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Gent, Zuid(Centrum) to Middelburg, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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